2 cups of sprouted buckwheat groats
¾ cups of sunflower seeds (rinsed, soaked for 4 hours)
¾ cups of sesame seeds (rinsed, soaked for 4 hours)
¾ cups of hemp seeds
¾ cups of raisins
1 cup of raw cacao powder
10 large medjool dates (soaked for 1 hour)
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of vanilla (or vanilla extract)
1 tsp of Himalayan pink salt (optional)
1. Soak raw buckwheat for at least 30 minutes by using 2-3 parts water to 1 part buckwheat. The buckwheat seeds will absorb a lot of water.
2. Rinse with cold water using the strainer 3-4 times. Buckwheat groats create cloudy water so they must be rinsed well to remove all the starch. Set the drained buckwheat out of direct sunlight at room temperature.
3. Leave the buckwheat to sprout for 2 days (48 hours) in a strainer or until little white tails start to show. Rinse well with cold water at least twice a day, morning and evening.
Creating Date Paste
1. Soak dates in water for 1 hour.
2. Add soaked dated in a high performance blender and blend well. Pour the mixture into a cup.
Assembling the Granola
1. In a big mixing bowl, add sprouted buckwheat, soaked sesame seeds, soaked sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, raisins, and the Date Paste.
2. Mix the mixture well together.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients: raw cacao powder, cinnamon, vanilla powder, Himalayan pink salt.
4. Gently still it all up.
Prepare Granola using a dehydrator
1. Spread the mixture on a dehydrator tray at 1/2-1/2 inch thick.
2. Dehydrate for 8 hours at 115 degrees F.
3. Flip it or break it up into clumps and dehydrate for another 8 hours, or until completely dry.
4. Once dry, store the granola in airtight container, such as the mason jar.
5. Enjoy this granola with yogurt, almond milk, berries, oatmeal and on top of smoothies.
Prepare Granola using an oven
1. Preheat the oven to 275 F.
2. Spread the granola on a parchment paper or baking sheet.
3. Bake for 20 minutes.
4. Flip the mixture and stir it occasionally and bake for another 20 minutes.
5. Total bake time is between 30-40 minutes or until completely dry.
6. Let cool off completely for about 1 hour. This is crucial in getting super crunchy granola.
7. Store in an airtight container in a fridge for a long shelf life.
Buckwheat is one of those valuable foods that contain all eight essential amino acids, including lysine. This complete protein helps to slow down the natural decrease in muscle strength and mass and slow down the loss of bone. This increases strength and endurance during physical activity! It contains more protein than rice, wheat, millet, or corn.
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